Promoting Science Education

NEB has a strong commitment to support education of the life sciences in the US. We are dedicated to inspiring young scientists and improving the quality of science education for students by providing reagents, educational materials and employee knowledge and time.

"Simply put, BioTeach's ability to offer affordable, robust molecular biology labs to teachers and students would diminish significantly without NEB’s generous support,”

- Whitney Hagins, BioTeach Mentor and Program Coordinator.

Reagent donations

NEB offers a list of our most popular products for free to support teaching labs in the US. We continue to donate NEB products to many high schools, colleges and teaching programs. Please visit our Course Support & Reagent Donation page for more information.

Molecular Biology Summer Workshop

This two-week long course at held Smith College in Northampton, MA, covers in-depth DNA cloning, gene expression analysis, DNA sequencing (including NextGen and RNA-seq), genomics, bioinformatics, CRISPR/Cas9, RNA interference, PCR and quantitative PCR, protein expression systems and proteomics. Learn hands-on techniques used in gene expression analysis including microarray analysis, RNAi and quantitative RT-PCR, bioinformatics and genomics and proteomics.

Teaching protocols available from Mass BioTeach

NEB provides many of the reagents needed to teach molecular biology techniques through labs designed by BioTeach, a life sciences education program offered through the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation. Teaching resources for biotechnology and molecular biology labs available through the BioTeach program from MassBioEd are available here.

High school/undergraduate competitions

NEB supplies reagents, free of charge, to participants in both iGEM and BioBuilder®. Teams must already be registered before requesting reagents from NEB.

Genes in Space®

Genes in Space Competition is a national competition in which students from grades 7 through 12 are asked to design experiments that help to address challenges faced during space travel. In 2016, as a part of this program, the first successful PCR experiment was conducted in space using NEB reagents. NEB is a major sponsor of this annual program.

NEB corporate grants

NEB offers grants to local programs bi-annually, which include educational initiatives. Past grants have included funding science laboratories for the Barnard School (South Hampton, NH), funding an outdoor classroom for the Bagnall School (Groveland, MA) and helping to fund the Girls Incorporated of Lynn, which promotes pursuit of academic studies and STEM careers for girls. Application deadlines are April 1 and November 1 of each year. To apply, complete the application form. For more information, contact

Educational kits

NEB has partnered with miniPCR™ to offer pre-assembled educational kits.

NEB Ipswich High School Scholarship

Every year, NEB offers a $10,000 scholarship to a deserving Ipswich High School senior who will pursue a degree in the life sciences. Please contact the Ipswich High School Guidance Department for more information.

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